The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently posted notice of two Information Collection Requests (ICR) on August 5 to help provide data for the risk evaluations and risk management of existing chemicals as required under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was amended in 2016 by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

The EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities before they are submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

The EPA is proposing both ICR’s to conduct surveys, interviews and focus groups of chemical users, processors, distributors, manufacturers (including importers), recyclers, chemical waste handlers, consumers, employees, state regulators, non-governmental organizations, and industry experts related to information collection for TSCA chemical risk evaluation and management.

By learning more about the conditions of use, exposures, and alternatives to chemicals being evaluated or regulated, the EPA would be able to more efficiently and effectively carry out its mandate under TSCA to protect human health and the environment.

For more information about the specific feedback the EPA is requesting and how to claim certain types of information as confidential, please contact Dr. Steve Bennett, Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, at with additional comments or questions.


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